Mazatlan Journals

Friendly Mazatlan

A November 2003 trip to Mazatlan by vtvagabond

local cliff diver Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico More Photos
Quote: We are frequent, savvy travelers and absolutely loved this resort. It had the flavor of an old-time, quaint, fishing village with a wonderful view of the ocean.

Friendly Mazatlan

Overview

local cliff diver Photo, Mazatlan, Mexico
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The highlight of our trip was hiring a local to take us around Mazatlan. As he lived there, he knew all the best local eateries and sights, and, as an added bonus, met us with a full cooler of icy cold refreshments for the trip. Make sure to visit the world's tallest lighthouse and take the 20-minute hike to the top! Also, the local market in town is a great place to try local foods and buy anything your heart desires. There is a wonderful view from the Best Western's bar located at the tippy-top and, although established in the late '40s, it has been recently refurbished and sports very quaint rooms with wonderful views.Quick Tips: Follow the locals for the be...Read More

El Cid Marina Beach Hotel

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Hotel | "Marina El Cid Yacht Club"

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Best Things Nearby:The ocean.Best Things About the Resort:The atmosphere of a quaint, old-time fishing village.Resort Experience:This place is airy, tropical, and located on a marina sporting beautiful yachts surrounded by a myriad of pools featuring waterfalls and tunnels. There is a small boat that shuttles you free to the adjacent beach – there was a beach that was virtually empty with lovely palapas to lie under, a small beach bar, and great waves, which is unlike your typical, tranquil Caribbean beach. Although we had reserved only a one-bedroom unit, the very friendly staff upgraded us to a Junior suite on the fifth floor with a breathtaking view ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2004

El Cid Marina Beach Hotel
Av. Camaron Sabalo D
Mazatlan, Mexico 82110
52-69-13-3333

El Tunel

Restaurant

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Don't miss this place! Frequented by locals, El Tunel is a cozy place on a pedestrain street near one of the plaza squares where the locals also gather to play music. A short hallway opens up to an airy patio where you can enjoy, traditional, regional cuisine for less than a trip to Mazatlan's "Subway" sandwich shop.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2004

El Tunel

Mazatlan, Mexico